The red and blue backs for the Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport

Sprint has announced it will sell the fitness-themed Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport, their version of the Galaxy S5 Active, starting on July 25.

Like the Active, the Galaxy S5 Sport will have a 5.1 inch display, along with a 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor and Android 4.4.2 KitKat. It will also have 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. Unlike the Active, Sprint will sell the Sport in two different colors, Electric Blue and Cherry Red. It also has a different case, with a textured back that Sprint claims makes it easier to hold.

The phone will come pre-loaded with MapMyFitness, an app developed by the Under Armour company that's best known for its athletic wear. Sprint states:

MapMyFitness uses GPS to track all fitness activities, and records workout details, including duration, distance, pace, speed, elevation, calories burned and route traveled on an interactive map

People who purchase the Sport will get a free year of MVP service for the same app. The Sport will be the flagship for the carrier's Sprint Fit Liveapp package. It stated it will offer customers "instant access to their favorite fitness applications and activities, relevant health information when they want it and integration capability with their Spotify playlists."

The Galaxy S5 Sport will support Sprint's Spark network, which offers selected markets faster LTE speeds with peaks of up to 60Mbps. Sprint current has Spark support available in 27 U.S. metropolitan areas.

Sprint is also offering people a $50 discount on the Galaxy Gear Fit smartwatch with a purchase of the Galaxy S5 Sport, along with 50 percent off the price of a number of selected sport headphones.

Sprint has revealed that customers can get the phone for $0 down and 24 monthly payments of $27.09. That means the off-contract price of the phone will likely be $650.

What do you think of this new Samsung Galaxy S5 variant and is the Sport's design more appealing than the Active?

Source: Sprint